The roots of Christianity that used to permeate every facet of American life have been drying up over the past 50 years. We could go back even further with the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. With the advancements of science and the continued development of education among American Citizens, we have seen the deterioration of Christianity .
As much as social progressives have been driving this train IMHO I feel they have left out some crucial planning along the way. Organized Christianity played an important part in controlling the masses. People were taught if they disobeyed God’s Laws their punishment was eternal. They would go to Hell and burn in a Lake of Fire for eternity.
I don’t see where this is being replaced in American Society. It seems that too many people are far more concerned with removing religion from Government, Politics, Public Schools, Armed Forces, etc. that they haven’t given much thought of how to fill this vacuum .
In 2009 the American Humanist Association launched a campaign in 5 cities where they bought advertising on city buses which read, “Be good for goodness sake” during the Christmas Holidays. This should be a reoccurring theme among all Americans all of the time.
The Christian Right is correct that there appears to be a decay in values in America. Where many people miss the mark is that Traditional Values are not exclusive with any certain group. It’s still important to be kind to your neighbor no matter who you are. And of course, “Be good for goodness sake !”